Invisible Children

Tyler Raines

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Tyler Raines
11-year-old Tyler Raines was found dead in his home, covered with bruises and malnourished. Prosecutors say he was tortured to death, and have charged Tommy and Amanda Raines, the boy’s father and stepmother, with capital murder and felenous child abuse and neglect. While the couple’s other children attended school and were frequently seen playing outside, Tyler was homeschooled and was rarely seen by neighbors. The boy had been homeschooled for two years, and had been kept away from relatives, including his biological mother.

Date: February 6, 2014
Location: Horn Lake, Mississippi

Documents: Date:
Child’s Death Nets Arrests 2014-02-13
Tyler Raines Murder: Father And Step-Mother Charged In Abuse Death Of 11-Year-Old Boy 2014-02-14
Child’s Father, Stepfather, Arrested in His Death 2014-02-14